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2008-12-01 23:01:00

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology (http://www.neurotechnology.com), a provider of biometric identification technologies, today announced that the Bangladesh Army selected MegaMatcher SDK multi-biometric technology to identify duplicate registrations in the nation's voter database. The Bangladesh Voter Registration Project registered more than 80 million citizens using biometric face and fingerprint technology. After evaluating a number of biometric technologies...

2008-11-24 22:29:24

The Bangladeshi military-backed interim government, agreeing to the demand of one of the main parties, has postponed the country's election date. The date has been reset from Dec. 18 to Dec. 29. The postponement had been demanded by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh National Party, which said it needed more time to decide whether to participate. The BNP also has set other conditions. The other main party, the Awami League, led by Sheikh Hasina, another former prime minister and a...

2008-11-11 15:45:00

Researchers say they are now using satellite monitoring of marine environments for predicting cholera outbreaks. Cholera outbreaks follow seasonal increases in sea temperature, scientists said, and this could provide an early warning system for India and Bangladesh where cholera epidemics occur regularly. Tiny animals, which increase in number with sea temperature rise, bring the cholera pathogen into the drinking water supply. The satellites were able to pick up sea temperature changes in...

2008-10-21 06:00:10

Bangla Trac Communications, an international gateway operator in Bangladesh, has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to manage operations of its new switching infrastructure. Under the agreement, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, Ericsson will provide operational readiness and manage the day-to-day operations of the new wireline network providing gateway services for incoming and outgoing international traffic. The contract builds on a previous agreement to deliver and implement a...

2008-10-13 06:00:20

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and the leading Bangladeshi operator Grameenphone, have signed an agreement to extend the capacity of the Telenor Group company's all-IP core network. The decision to add capacity follows tremendous growth in subscribers and resulting traffic in the Grameenphone network over the last year. Grameenphone has seen rapid growth in recent years and in 2007-2008 traffic increased considerably. The contract with Ericsson will enable Grameenphone to improve its offering to...

2008-10-03 15:00:31

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bf1f27/bangladesh_pharmac) has announced the addition of the "Bangladesh Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. Bangladesh Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Bangladesh's pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry. The Bangladesh Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q308 is the most recent addition to BMI's Industry...

2008-09-25 12:00:43

Grameen Health, an affiliate of Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank, has announced that it will establish independent partnerships with Pfizer, GE Healthcare, and Mayo Clinic to create sustainable models for healthcare delivery in the developing world. According to Grameen Health, these multiple, independent collaborations will focus on social business models in which the businesses are self-supporting and any profits are re-invested into the system in order to reach more of the poor. This...

2008-09-25 09:00:15

Dutch doctors uncover medical fraud in Bangladesh BRUSSELS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Doctors from an Amsterdam hospital have sounded the alarm about a possible fraud related to medication for the potentially fatal infectious disease of leishmaniasis, Dutch paper De Telegraaf reported Tuesday. Two doctors from Amsterdam's Slotervaart Hospital said they had discovered the scam while working in Bangladesh. Hundreds of Bangladeshi patients suffering from leishmaniasis, or black fever, had...

2008-09-25 09:00:09

More than a dozen countries in Asia and Africa have banned China dairy imports, and several others had recalled products by Wednesday, fearing potentially lethal melamine-tainted milk has made its way to their markets. Here is a list of how different countries are reacting. ** IMPORT BANS * BANGLADESH: Three Chinese powdered milk brands, Sanlu, Suncare and Yashili, were banned. Melamine tests will be introduced on all milk powder imports at Bangladeshi seaports. * BHUTAN:...

2008-09-25 06:00:27

Text of report headlined "China to help Bangladesh to set up Rooppur nuclear power plant" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 25 September Beijing has assured Dhaka of help in peaceful use of nuclear technology for the implementation of Rooppur nuclear power plant to meet the growing demand for energy. Beijing positively responded to Dhaka's request as the interim government chief Fakhruddin Ahmed held meetings with the Chinese officials during his recent visit to China....

Latest Bangladesh Reference Libraries

2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

2007-06-25 08:41:41

The Chital Deer, Axis axis, is a species of deer that is commonly found in the wooded regions of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common species of deer in Indian forests. Other common names given to this species are the Spotted Deer, and the Axis Deer. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and it's under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 30 inches. Chital...

2007-01-23 15:37:33

The Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, also called the Iranian, Marsh, or Persian Crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries. These countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. Mainly a freshwater species, the Mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas. The Mugger Crocodile is also known to thrive in man-made reservoirs and...

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